Complete New Book List
Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God, by Joe Rigney (Theologians on the Christian Life). Lewis’ vision for the Christian life—the personal encounter between the human self and the living God, in the church, in the imagination, in our pleasures and our prayers.
The Story of the Word: Mediations on the Narrative of Scripture, by Trevor Laurence. 45 devotional meditations on the major turning points of the story of redemption, from Genesis to Revelation, and from the cross to the consummation.
The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America’s Greatest Theologian, by Owen Strachan and Douglas A. Sweeney, with Foreword by John Piper. Edwards can be difficult to pin down. He was an intellectual, yet he had a pastor’s heart. He preached graphic sermons on hell, yet wrote stirring essays on beauty. He was a product of his time, yet he was a reformer. But in studying Edwards, you will encounter God thru Edwards’ eyes.
HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin, by Hampton Sides. A spell-binding account of James Earl Ray’s assassination of King, the resulting nationwide riots and political crisis, and the 3-month intensive manhunt for Ray who was captured only days before he planned to take refuge in the racist state of Rhodesia.
In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character, by Jen Wilkin. By exploring the 10 characteristics of who God is, this book helps us to understand who God intends for us to be.
My Affliction for His Glory: Living Out Your Identity in Christ, by Daniel Ritchie. Daniel was born without arms, and faced a unique kind of adversity. Yet after he surrendered his life to Christ, he learned that only in Christ can our true worth and purpose be found.
21 Servants of Sovereign Joy: Faithful, Flawed and Fruitful, by John Piper. Biographical sketches of 21 significant names from church history, from Augustine to Wilberforce. These sketches were previously contained in Piper’s 7-volume series, The Swans Are Not Silent.
Fredrick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck. From enslavement to freedom, Douglass (1818-1895) was one of America’s most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality, and a man of profound religious conviction. This biography examines Douglass through the lens of his faith and his prophetic ministry as he, like the Hebrew prophets and Jesus, condemned evil and oppression, especially when committed by the powerful. He excelled as an author, reformer, and orator.
John G. Paton: Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas, by Paul Schlehlein. John MacArthur says “‘I am grateful to Paul Schlehlein for providing a new (2017 )look at the life and ministry of John G. Paton. Early in my life I was enduringly impacted by Paton’s autobiography, edited by his brother James”.
Devoted: Great Men and Their Godly Moms, by Tim Challies. History tells of women whose love for the Bible shaped its earliest and most prominent teachers. It tells of women who were great theologians in their own right, yet whose only students were their own children. It tells, time and time again, of Christian men who owe so much to their godly mothers.
For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs, by Sara Wallace. Written by a mom, this deals with child discipline from a gospel perspective, and shows how to develop discipline skills every day.
Moses and the Burning Bush, by R.C. Sproul. How can an unholy people stand before a holy God? In Exodus 3, God gave Moses one of the most profound theology lessons recorded in the Bible.
40 Questions About Salvation, by Matthew Barrett (40 Questions Series). Marches thru various topics on the question of salvation, in a work that Tom Schreiner calls “superb”. Includes such questions as the order of salvation, the relation of justification and sanctification, election, does God coerce our free will, can we lose our salvation, what about perseverance and the warning passages?
The Art of Rest: Faith to Hit Pause in a World That Never Stops, by Adam Mabry.
God of Our Fathers: Classical Theism for the Contemporary Church, edited by Bradford Littlejohn, with Foreword by Fred Sanders. Modern evangelical theology has strayed far from historic Christian orthodoxy regarding the doctrine of God. Essays focusing on the classical doctrine of God. These essays seek to retrieve and defend the tradition of classical theism. Contributors include CBC-ex Joe Minich.
Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis, by Craig Carter. Recovering the best strands of patristic, medieval, and Reformation exegesis as the way forward for evangelicals.
Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels, edited by Barry J. Beitzel. A commentary on the Gospels focusing on the geographical and architectural contexts of the settings which Jesus ministered and taught. Includes sidebars and charts with illustrations in color.
Righteous by Promise: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision, by Karl Deenick (New Studies in Biblical Theology #45). Two key biblical concepts closely linked to circumcision are righteousness and faith, both of which are central to the OT, as well as New Covenant fulfillment of “circumcision of the heart” in the NT. Sheds light on such passages as Romans 2-4, as well as much of Galatians, Philippians 3, Colossians 2, and Acts 7 and 15.
Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship, by John Piper. Sam Storms says: “If you’re not a pastor or preacher, read this book anyway…it will transform your approach to God’s Word”.
If There’s a God, Why Are There Atheists? Why Atheists Believe in Unbelief (Revised Edition), by R.C. Sproul. Revised and updated version of Sproul’s classic work.
ADULT FICTION: Wild Montana Skies, and Storm Front, by Susan May Warren (Montana Rescue 1 and 5).